Main Street FireAt 4:10am on the morning of November 7th, Aetna along with neighboring departments were alerted to a working fire in 100 block of E. Main St. Engine 9-3 and 8-2 both quickly responded and were on scene within four minutes of dispatch. Crews found fire showing from the rear of the second floor and placed multiple 1.75" lines in service. Additional crews assisted with searches and checking exposures. The scene was placed under control at 0447. Crews preformed overhaul for another hour before clearing the scene and turning over to the City Fire Marshal for investigation. Departments on scene- Christiana Fire Company, Mill Creek Fire Company, Minquas Fire Company, NCCEMS, UD-1, and NPD. Thank you ...
Posted Nov 13, 2014, 6:19 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Thanksgiving SafetyA Thanksgiving Safety reminder from the NFPA and the Officers and Members of Aetna.
Posted Nov 13, 2014, 6:13 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
MVC - Vehicle on FireDuring rush hour traffic on Monday November 3rd, Aetna was dispatched to South College Ave at Corporate Blvd for an MVC. Ambulance A-10 was in the area and arrived on scene within minutes. A-10 reported no injuries but they had a car well involved. Engine 9-3, Engine 7-4, and the Chief responded. Article by Deputy Chief Andrew Bowerson, photos courtesy of Station 9.
Posted Nov 3, 2014, 3:02 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Vehicle Fire with ExposureThis afternoon just as the NCC Fireboard was preparing to dispatch Aetna to a vehicle fire at 1586 Whittaker Road, Fire Police 10-9B (Wilson) arrived on scene and reported a vehicle fire with exposure to a shed. A full structural response was dispatched adding mutual aid. Chief 9-8 arrived on scene shortly after establishing command and advised a vehicle fire with extension to an approx. 40' by 40' shed. Engine 7-4 arrived on scene laying a 3" supply line down the driveway and advanced a handline. 9-3 arrived and supplied 7-4. The fire was quickly extinguished preventing any serious damage to the building. The scene was turned over to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's ...
Posted Oct 27, 2014, 4:21 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Newark Halloween ParadeAetna members participated in Newark's annual Halloween Parade today. Chief 9-8 (Schall) leading Ladder 9, Engines 7-4, 8-2, 9-3, 10-5, and Rescue 8. Photo courtesy of The News Journal/Kyle Grantham
Posted Oct 26, 2014, 7:19 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7